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Turaida Castle, Sigulda

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Walk along the castle ramparts and explore the elements of medieval building at Turaida Castle, which means "Thor's garden" in the language of the ancient inhabitants. The red-brick castle is a cultural landmark with a special protection status. Archbishop of Riga requested the building be constructed for an order of Crusaders in 1214. As you tour the building, you'll see the original surviving fragments of a defensive wall, the main tower, a semi-rounded tower, and the western section. Learn about the history and the restoration process at exhibits inside the restored buildings. You can climb the main tower for a view of the valley. Put Turaida Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sigulda travel itinerary maker.
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  • I walked here from the town (about an hour) pleasant walk on tarmac path, so even in winter it was easy enough. There was snow and ice so must be a little careful. First surprise, the entrance wasn't ...  more »
  • Turaida (LAT. Turaidas pils), Trejdenskij (Castle. Schloss Treiden)-Castle, was founded in the year 1214 by Bishop Albert of Riga, at the behest of the site of the destroyed wooden castle Livonians the Crusaders, which until the 16th century) was one of the residences of the Bishop of Riga. After the dissolution of the Livonian Order — property plans, who owned the estate of nobles Turaida. Warm air furnaces Turaida Castle was raised on special voids in masonry and distributed on the walls and under the floors of a medieval fortress, wonderfully warming the room. From 1962 onwards Exposition in the Castle Turaida Museum reserve in the reserved Park of Sigulda.
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  • I am regular visitor to this place, mostly with guests. Less than hour drive from Riga castle and park is great place to visit at any time of year. Certainly Autumn is among favourite with all the bea...  more »